Almanac birthday, cakes, garden tips

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 23, 2017


April 24: Founder's Day
Happy Birthday, Robert B. Thomas!
Born on the 24th of April, 1766, Mr. Thomas founded The Old Farmer's Almanac.
Today, this humble book celebrates its 225th year with the 2017 edition!
Many thanks to all our readers for their support over the years—and generations.
Sincerely, your Almanac Editors

Sunday, April 23, 2017
113th day of the year

Melina Kanakaredes (actress) was born on this day in 1967.
Boris Yeltsin (president of Russia) died on this day in 2007.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!

old farmers almanac garden guide

Happy Birthday, Mr. Thomas!

The Life and Times of Robert B. Thomas
In the 1833 Almanac, founder Robert Bailey Thomas began this “Concise Memoir of the Author and Editor of The (Old) Farmer’s Almanac,” installments of which were published over a span of 5 years. 
Nominate a local hero

Do you know someone who’s gone above and beyond to make your community better? Nominate a local hero to win $1000! Plus, you’re entered in a Cummins Generator giveaway!
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Support for Climbing Veggies

How to Build a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or any other vining plant, you’ll need to build supports to help them grow skyward. Providing support also means you can pack more sprawling plants such as squashes and melons into your space by training them upward instead.
Vintage Cast Iron Bird

Made using traditional sand-casting techniques! Display inside or outside.  
Deterring Garden Voles

Voles drive gardeners and home owners crazy! Find out how to identify and control these pests.
Solar Flower Stakes

Hand-painted glass petals provide a splash of fun color to your garden. Once the Sun goes down, they truly shine. Automatically turns on at dusk and off in the daylight.
Happy Birthday Cakes!

Birthday Cake Recipes: Easy, Beautiful, Tested!
It takes just two to make a birthday party—two people and a cake! Here are five triple-tested, tried-and-true birthday cake recipes—each worth a chorus of ooohs and aaahs.
Bug Out! Spray Herbal Guard Scent

Unique, DEET-free, and incredibly effective blend utilizes Mother Nature’s best defenses—100% pure plant essences—to deter biting insects in a way that’s safe for you and the environment.